The Book of Everything
Written by Richard Tulloch
Based on the book by Guus Kuijer
Nine year-old Thomas can see things no one else can: tropical fish thriving in the Amsterdam canals, trumpeting sparrows and even a hailstorm of frogs. He also sees the unhappiness of his family, the violence in his father, and the pain that lingers long after the war is over. All this – good and bad – he carefully records in his magical and hopeful Book of Everything.
“It’s not quite right to say that “The Book of Everything” is one of the best children’s shows in town. It’s one of the best shows, period…Warm, witty, wise and wonderful.” -New York Post
“…this hilarious, honest and beautifully rendered play…is exemplary children’s theatre.” -The Guardian, UK
Winner of the 2015 AATE Distinguished Play Award
Pages: 99 pg
Casting Breakdown: 5 female, 3 male
Estimated Run Time: 100 minutes (can be cut for competition)
Audience Recommendation: Ages 9+
Originally produced by Theatre of Image at Belvior St Upstairs Theatre, Australia in 2010
Performance licenses are only available in North America.